Every once in a while, a term emerges on the horizon of my awareness which I find strikingly beautiful. In this case, it is the “image-making capacity of soul.” The language of soul is symbol, and symbol shows itself in image—including dream images, fairy tales and myth, or even art, Mary Harrell, Ph.D., explains in her recent book, Imaginal Figures in Everyday Life: Stories from the World Between Matter and Mind. Ultimately, this language of images is soul manifesting in a way people can understand, and without that image-making capacity, people can’t come to terms with the unconscious, Harrell insists.
Join Dr. Mary Harrell in conversation with Bonnie Bright, PhD, host of the interview series, "Discussions in Depth Psychology", powered by Pacifica Graduate Institute. Bonnie Bright is also the founder of Depth Psychology Alliance, www.depthpsychologyalliance.com.
Look for a blog post summarizing this interview on Depth Psychology Alliance (http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/profiles/blogs/the-image-making-capacity-of-soul-a-conversation-on-imaginal-figu) or at Pacifica Post (http://www.pacificapost.com/the-image-making-capacity-of-soul-a-conversation-on-imaginal-figures-in-everyday-life-with-dr-mary-harrell)